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Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Getting better is not just your physiotherapists, instructors or trainers’ responsibility. It is also yours, your care-takers and loved ones’. It is a collaborative effort that require everyone’s active understanding and participation.

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What goes ‘crack’?
27 May 2009, 7:28 am

Something a fair number of us do it. And it isn’t necessarily good if it is overdone. But oh, it feels so good. What am I talking about? Cracking your knuckles of course. Obviously, you are not really cracking your finger bones, so where does the sound come from? In a word, gas.

Achilles Tendinopathy
25 May 2009, 10:36 am

Pain in the back of the heel is a very common complaint amongst athletes whose sports require quick, sudden movements. This pain is due to the sudden, forceful pull of the calf muscle onto the Achilles tendon which, in turns, pulls onto the calcaneal bone (heel bone) of the ankle.

Where to get rigid sports tape?
22 May 2009, 8:14 am

 "Hi, Thanks for the great articles on sports taping. But I seem to have trouble finding them in the shops here in Singapore. I have seen some at the pharmacies here but they look different. Where can I get some? – Bee Koon

Sway Back No More
20 May 2009, 1:05 pm

Do you stand or walk like a limbo rocker? If yes, you may have sway back. Apart from slouching, sway back is another common bad posture that leads to back pain. Like most posture problems, it is easily correctable by treating and preventing its contributing factors.

Resolving Low Back Pain – A Kinetic Chain Approach
18 May 2009, 11:11 am

Sometimes its difficult to imagine all the muscles, nerves and ligaments that your therapist mentions, even when drawn out. Below is a great video filmed at the Body World exhibition in Canada. The video explains how the restrictions in the structures of your low back, core, and lower extremities can cause low back pain and a […]

Exploring the re-wiring of the brain
13 May 2009, 10:57 am

Proprioception, hand-eye coordination and most physical body movements requires the human brain to coordinate the entire complex process. It is the brain’s powerful ability to change itself and adapt — and ways we might make use of that plasticity to heal injured brains and enhance the skills in healthy ones. This property – neuroplasticity – enables […]

Sudden Death Events At Marathons
30 Apr 2009, 6:37 am

Sudden cardiac or heart events isn’t our usual areas of focus. Nor is it our speciality. But we came across a series of interesting materials recently that we thought is  interesting, if not important, to our readers and clients who are serious athletes. More so, given the the fact there has a been a spat […]

Prevention is not Cure
27 Apr 2009, 9:39 am

 “Hi, I am suffering from pain in my lower back. It has been going on for some time now, about 6 weeks of so. Hot packs and heat rubs don’t seem to be working as before. And it seems to be getting worse. I heard that Pilates and Tai Chi is great for preventing back […]

Sports Taping for Plantar Fasciitis
27 Apr 2009, 6:27 am

One of the most common foot pain is Plantar fasciitis. It is an inflammation of the strong tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the base of the toes. This injury essentially comes about from overuse. One of the symptoms is heel pain that is worse in the […]

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26 Apr 2009, 10:14 am

We now have a Facebook page. Join us at Core Concepts – Musculoskeletal Health Group (www.coreconcepts.com.sg/facebook)

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